Source:Soundboard and Audience composite Lineage:composite source 1: AUD>??>CD>EAC>SHN and source 2: SBD>MR>C>D>CD>EAC>SHN Taped by: Transferred by: Keywords:Live concert
Promised Land, Mississippi Half Step, Mexicali Blues, They Love Each Other, Looks Like Rain, Deal, Beat It On Down The Line, Box Of Rain, Row Jimmy, Me & My Uncle, Tennessee Jed, El Paso, Here Comes Sunshine, Playin' In The Band Loose Lucy, Big River, Sugaree, Jack Straw, Stella Blue, Truckin'-> The Other One-> Eyes Of The World-> China Doll, You Ain't Woman Enough, Sugar Magnolia, Casey Jones
composite source 1: AUD>??>CD>EAC>SHN source 2: SBD>MR>C>D>CD>EAC>SHN via JackeySack, Matt Vernon, and Paul Hartman edits/encoding by JCotsman
January 29, 2015 Subject:
but good. Highlights: China Doll
February 15, 2013 Subject:
Not a great SBD, but I'll take it.
It seems to be good for Playin' up to Eyes of the World. About halfway through Eyes, the AUD patch is employed and quality goes through the floor. Comes back later in the song though and quality resumes until AUD appears again for You Ain't Woman Enough for the rest of the show.. 5 Stars still because I can't judge the Dead.
March 15, 2012 Subject:
Give a Listen
I hear as inspired a band considering they just lost one of their soulmates. Plus you get that live feel that a pretty decent audience recording will give you, that living, breathing element within Grateful Dead music. Check it out, I do not hear an uninspired band, to the contrary, a band pouring out a tribute, if you will, to their fallen comrade. It's as good as I remember.
Don't let the SQ deter you from missing out on this. The jamming in this show is excellent, and this stunning performance of The Other One is one of the very best I have heard, comparable in inspiration to the great version on Dick's Picks 28 (2/28/73). Seriously if you're on the fence please just sample that song, I guarantee you won't be disappointed!!
Reviewer:Hung, Wae-lo -
September 9, 2011 Subject:
Coming around (in a circle)
I listen to a lot of Other Ones, and found it interesting how clear the "in a circle" refrain came through on this one.
March 17, 2011 Subject:
i love the shows from 73, such an interesting transition between the years of 72 and 74. 758 said it best. i read the reviews ahead of time and was expecting to be disappointed by the sound but its really not that bad even on my small comp speakers. the aud is rough but there isnt too much of it so as to spoil the show, the sbd parts sound fine to me.
overall this show rocks! love the setlist, all the songs played to my hearts content, especially the end run with a beautiful eyes, god i love that song. nice treat with box of rain in there
September 24, 2010 Subject:
Hearts were heavy & the mind was wandering. The death of Pig was obviously on the minds of the Dead as heard in this lackluster performance. With that said I will give it a 4* rating because after all they DID NOT cancel the show. The one thing about this show that stands out for me about this show is that the Dead did not perform He's Gone for Pig, I wonder why.
I'm really surprised no one has mentioned that this was the band's first show after Pig's death, becoming forever one of the grateful dead.
His death must have weighed on the band. The performance seems to lack focus and energy.
June 18, 2005 Subject:
Can't say much for the AUD portion of this one except YIKES! Not worth listening to unless you are courious. The SBD portion however is another story- very listenable! Playing is its typical bad ass as is the Other One which holds up to many from 72 and both clock in at the mid 20's! Lots of nice interplay with Billy really coming through in the mix. Eyes is a monster and for me is the whole center piece of the show (is there really a BAD Eyes from 73?).
Its not the cleanest SBD out there- theres a nasty splice in Eyes and some slight distortion in the vocals on Truckin' and Other One but hey- its still better than nothing and most of it comes through pretty well! A worthy choice to add to the collection as it will not disappoint.
February 3, 2005 Subject:
It is true that the audience portion of this concert is not worth having, but the soundboard portion is most definitely a must.
I listen to my Dead discs most often with high quality headphones, and though there are some mono sections, patches, and channel drops, this show sounds fine enough.
This was the Dead's first performance of a March-April 1 run and they were playing at one of their consistently highest levels show after show. With the exception of the Europe '72 tour, these were the longest shows, averaging 3:30 a night.
Sometimes the Dead could achieve a musical level which was so focused that they seemed to achieve that indescribable "X" Factor. This Playing in the Band is x-factor all the way: driven by intense drumming, modulated by tempo changes, given spaciness by Jerry and Keith, this Playing is one which tells many musical stories. Totally engaging without a meandering moment. And the 53 minute jam of Truckin'>Other One>Eyes>China Doll is excellent as well, the Other One particularly wild, with a beautiful long Eyes necessary to calm down some harrowed nerves.
Put up with the occasional glitch and you will have an overlooked outstanding performance. Along with 27 August '72; 28 October '72; 18,19,24 November '72; and 10 December '72 this Playing is superb.
September 24, 2004 Subject:
First Show After Pigpen Died
Too bad the sound quality of this is poor. I was at this show, the first one after Pigpen died. For most of the concert The Dead did not face the audience, but stood in a cirle facing and playing for each other, and the departed Ron McKernan.
Reviewer:Ox Fall Down -
July 2, 2004 Subject:
No worse than the pure Audience recording,
but this is faint praise. The worst sound I've heard on this site. Cheers to the site but this recording is for completists only. It gets two stars b/c Garcia's guitar isn't so weak in the mix. The vocals are a bust.